I've been an avid collector of old cameras for a few years now (I'm still quite young!) and after a recent scare - my lubitel 166B (original USSR one, not those dumb lomo.com ripoffs) succumbed to fungus - I've decided that a dry cabinet is a must to keep my cameras/lenses safe.
I usually keep my cameras in a cabinet (the normal kinds where you put books etc) with a lot of silica gel (I buy the big bottle and replace them when they turn pink - too much hassle to bake them back to blue again haha) and thirsty hippo. I also regularly check through my equipment to make sure they are fine. I guess I haven't really been vigilant the last 6 months or so and so I took out my cameras a few days ago to find to my horror that my lubi HAS FUNGUS on the inside lens.. I'm just glad that the infection is not widespread.
I've been looking at some of the dry cabinets for sale online but the pictures make them look so tiny and I'm not sure what size I should settle for? Bearing in mind that I am a recent graduate (who hasn't found a job yet!), I'd like to get something that fits my stuff, but not so small that I'll run out of space real quickly and not TOO big that I'd prolly have to sell my kidney to get one..
So I'm asking for help from people experienced with dry cabinets, I see the Digi-Cabi AD 60L for $188 on ***********.com, is 60L an okay size? What about physical shops that sell dry cabinets? Any recommendations for good prices? I've got maybe..20 cameras? Rangefinders, a few film slrs + lenses, a few polaroids sitting in a corner rotting, a G9 and an E-P1 so they are mostly quite small in size? Please advise!